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  • Children Who Killby Carol Ann Duffy; Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 4.36

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Fair Copby Christine Nixon; Jo Chandler

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 6.65

    Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. more...

  • Evaluating Police Tacticsby J. Pete Blair; M. Hunter Martaindale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    The approach that should be used by law enforcement officers in order to safely and effectively enter a room is a point of contention among many police trainers. Based on five experiments conducted over a two-year period, Evaluating Police Tactics demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is not optimal. Using the scientific method to systematically... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.81

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Crime Fighting and Crime Preventionby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Before a crime is ever committed, law enforcement officials try to prevent lawbreaking by enacting policies and safeguards. Crime Fighting and Crime Prevention provides a clear look at the efforts of law enforcement agencies and civilians to control and prevent crimes. The various crime-prevention techniques covered range from computer databases that... more...

  • Probing into Cold Casesby Ronald L. Mendell

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 47.95

    The investigative experience offers many challenges in reconstructing past events and in discovering the persons, entities, and organizations involved in a crime or a civil wrong. The discussion begins with explaining the nature of cold cases and the major problems associated with these investigations. A cold case investigation progresses from the... more...

  • Die Unterlassungsstrafbarkeit der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe bei familiärer Kindeswohlgefährdung.by Annika Dießner

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 76.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Gegenstand der Untersuchung bildet die Frage, ob und inwieweit die in der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Beschäftigten bei Sachverhalten familiärer Kindeswohlgefährdung selbst strafrechtlichen Risiken ausgesetzt sind. Hierzu sind in den letzten Jahren unterschiedliche Entscheidungen ergangen. Im Anschluss an eine einleitende Darstellung... more...

  • Elternrecht bei Trennung aufgrund stationärer jugendstrafrechtlicher Sanktionen.by Christian Reuther

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 59.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie passen das in Art. 6 GG garantierte Erziehungsrecht der Eltern und jugendstrafrechtliche Sanktionen zusammen? Dieser bisher kaum thematisierten Problematik geht Christian Reuther am Beispiel von Jugendarrest und Jugendstrafe nach. Er untersucht detailliert, wie Verhängung und Vollzug dieser Sanktionen das Grundrecht der Eltern... more...

  • "Zero Tolerance" gegen soziale Randgruppen?by Susanne Paula Leiterer

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 59.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Autorin behandelt die aktuellen Polizeistrategien gegenüber Personengruppen, deren Lebensmittelpunkt auf öffentlichen Straßen und Plätzen liegt, die so genannten sozialen Randgruppen. Vorbild für diese Polizeistrategien waren die New Yorker "Zero Tolerance"-Strategie und die "Broken Windows"-Theorie. Susanne Leiterer untersucht... more...